2018 has been a great year for metal music in general there have been many new albums pouring down week after another. Hence these releases were inclusive in terms of different musical genre from death metal and black metal. But frankly speaking the biggest surprise was from the black metal genre, and in my case it was really hard to mention all the albums which had an effect on me. And to sum all of my favorite albums in one list was impossible, although it took me some time to organize my list and put them all together in one ultimate list. And while it’s difficult to specify my top list I thought of selecting different bands from different musical genres to make my list somewhat presentable but not satisfactory enough. So let’s take a look at my list below and if you have missed one or two albums then make sure you check these albums which you have overlooked!
3. Immortal – Northern Chaos Gods
The sons of Northern Darkness Immortal makes a heralding comeback after almost a decade since All Shall Fall album. If you are a fan of Immortal then I am sure where you are going to place this album somewhere between Battles in the North and At The Heart of Winter. This certainly brings to us the mighty and crushing riffs from the cold winter realms of Blashyrkh. The new album relies on creating poignant guitar riffs, along with the storming blast beats of Horgh. And frankly saying I believe that the new album has restored the efficiency of the band, and now that Demonaz is at the top of his gimmicks. We will surely hear more from their upcoming plans, Northern Chaos Gods is one of the important releases from the black metal genre this year!
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2. Sulphur Aeon – The Scythe of Cosmic Chaos
Lovecraftian death metal band Sulphur Aeon are one of these bands that have the required adequacy and pure state of refinement to illustrate the legacy of H.P. Lovecraft. Their connection to the Lovecraftian mythos is conjoined with the dark elements lyrically and musically. The Scythe of Cosmic Chaos cleaves its way from the deep galaxies and lands heavily into the depths of the archaic ocean. Sulphur Aeon has always been a consistent band the instrumentation on the album are flawlessly performed. Considering the quality of songwriting and efficiency there are ample of hooks filled with awe inspiring riffs and tremolo pickings. One of the key element of this band is how the guitar can pull some sick and horrifying imaginary from your mind while listening to the tracks. With total eight tracks that can be considered as monolithic death metal majesty. This is certainly a monumental work of an experienced band that is capable of transcending beyond the bounds. Artistically and creatively Sulphur Aeon are one of the fortunate bands that have reached to towering heights. The band is quite lucrative and talented this is certainly a monumental work of an experienced band that is capable of transcending beyond the bounds. Therefore The Scythe of Cosmic Chaos landed on the second rank of my top 10 album list.
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